New American Plate Challenge

Made-over Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bites

Weekly Recipe

This recipe combines fiber-rich whole rolled oats, creamy nut butter and heart healthy omega-3 fatty acid rich flaxseeds.  A delicious hybrid between a cookie and a bar, these bites will satisfy your sweet tooth and your mid-afternoon hunger.


  • 2 Cups
    gluten-free certified old fashioned oats
  • 1 Cup
    almond flour
  • 3/4 Cups
    ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
  • 2 Teaspoons
    baking powder
  • 1/2 Cup
    vegan mini-chocolate chips
  • 2 Teaspoons
    vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup
    pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 Cup
    almond butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. In another bowl, mix wet ingredients (vanilla extract through maple syrup). Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

  3. Drop the dough into 24 even mounds on a parchment paper/silicon mat-lined or greased baking sheet. Or pour into a greased 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan. Lightly press down to flatten (cookies will not flatten much during cooking).

  4. Bake 12-15 minutes, until the cookies are just set in the center.

Nutrition: Per serving: 157 calories, 8 g. total fat (1 g. saturated fat), 18 g. carbohydrates, 3 g. protein, 3 g. dietary fiber, 115 mg sodium.


  1. Kathy Smith


    Why in this recipe are we using gluten free & vegan products and have not in other recipes?

    • Angela Hummel


      Recently there has been a demand for gluten-free recipes, however, not all of our recipes are gluten-free. This is a great way to try gluten-free products that you might not be familiar with. AICR encourages a mostly plant-based diet. This recipes is a great way to try a delicious recipe that is free from animal products.

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